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05:48 PM on 03/20/13 
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CarpetElf
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They should just turn the 8th season into an actual documentary and have Amy Phoeler run for president.
05:53 PM on 03/20/13 
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I generally prefer shows go out on their own terms, before kind of gradually dipping into diminishing returns. It's happened before with too many shows I like for me to want to have Parks & Rec for another four or five seasons if it means the show doesn't mean as much to me anymore. Challenges for the characters are part of what make shows interesting and fulfilling to me, and if the characters get too complacent they run in danger of losing the essence of why I came to care about them in the first place.

That said, some shows handle long lifespans really well and there's certainly the talent involved with Parks & Rec to potentially manage it. I know Mike Schur and Amy Poehler are both super influenced by Cheers, which ran for 11 seasons and handled it as best as might be possible.

And I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone for whom challenges and meaningful plot progression don't matter as much, who just want to laugh and see characters they like. That's fair, just not what I look for.

My general rule of thumb is that dramas should tell a focused, concise story and comedies should go on for as long as they are able to make me laugh a couple times an episode. If Breaking Bad was stretched out for eight seasons I'd (probably) be pissed off (or at least mildly annoyed). On the other hand, I don't mind the overstay of a show like How I Met Your Mother, which has clearly been in decline for a long time.

There's so much bad TV out there, I have no problem with a show that I enjoy delivering laughs on a consistent basis...especially one as warm-hearted as Parks and Rec. It's perspective and general niceness towards all its characters is really unique among shows that I watch.
08:02 PM on 03/20/13 
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They should just turn the 8th season into an actual documentary and have Amy Phoeler run for president.
That would be the best thing ever.
08:38 PM on 03/20/13 
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Leslie running for President would be this show jumping the shark.
09:52 PM on 03/20/13 
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That would be a bad story choice.
09:52 PM on 03/20/13 
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hopefully we get 22 episodes next season and i'd be fine if that was the last season. but if they can continue and still be funny and still have that heart that i'd be perfectly fine with 2-3 more seasons.
11:52 PM on 03/20/13 
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I can't believe people find reasons to complain about a show this good...
01:11 AM on 03/21/13 
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I can't believe people find reasons to complain about a show this good...
Entertainment Forum: Where nothing good exists
01:40 AM on 03/21/13 
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Nobody ever says anything bad about AD or The Wire!
01:44 AM on 03/21/13 
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Nobody ever says anything bad about AD or The Wire!

Why would they?
01:45 AM on 03/21/13 
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Nobody ever says anything bad about AD or The Wire!
I've seen more than a few negative AD posts in that thread
02:38 AM on 03/21/13 
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Isn't The Wire just another crime drama? I don't get the hype.
03:35 AM on 03/21/13 
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Damned if I don't hope that's sarcasm.
03:51 AM on 03/21/13 
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Nope. Someone care to explain what sets it apart from the hundreds of other shows with the same premise?
04:22 AM on 03/21/13 
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If the show ended with Leslie running for Mayor I think that'd be a great ending. President would be pushing it.
 



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